'''Sams Publishing''' is dedicated to the publishing of technical training manuals and is an imprint of Pearson plc
, the global publishing and education company. Bestselling series include Sams Teach Yourself, Primer Plus, and Unleashed.
Sams Publishing was founded in 1946 by Howard W. Sams
, originally producing radio schematics and repair manuals. It was acquired by ITT Corporation|ITT
in 1967. ITT sold its publishing division in 1985 to Macmillan Publishers (United States)|Macmillan
. In 1987, Sams was split into three divisions with the computer book division transferred to what later became Macmillan Publishers (United States)|Macmillan Computer Publishing
Macmillan was later sold to Simon & Schuster
, who sold its education division to the imprint's current owner, Pearson PLC|Pearson
The computer books division is notable for its "Teach Yourself", "Unleashed" and "21 days" book formats.